Is it OK to Date an Older Man?

Bethany Heinesh

Written by: Bethany Heinesh

Bethany Heinesh

Bethany has ghost-written hundreds of dating articles in the last 10 years for relationship experts all over the United States.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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As far as I am concerned, true love is blind. It knows no color, age or affliction. There is nothing taboo about falling in love with someone much older than you. Age is but a number, and if you and your man are OK with your age difference, that is all that matters.

Compatibility, mutual respect, and an ability to communicate and laugh together, in my opinion, have far more bearing on attraction than physical appearance or age. Nevertheless, when dating an older man, it is important to keep your motives in check. It is easy to be drawn to an older man because of the allure of security that comes with his financial stability and willingness to take care of you. You should always, always, always date a person for who they are – not what they can do for you.

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